Q. 54.4( 10 Votes )
Priyamvada runs a private hospital. This has more facilities than that are available in a government hospital. Satyanarayana works as a government doctor in a mandal. Can you write an imaginary dialogue between them about access to health services?
Imaginary dialogue between Priyamvada and Satyanarayana –
Priyamvada: I run a private hospital. My hospital has more facilities than the government hospital.
Satyanarayana: I am a government doctor working in a mandal. We provide healthcare services to the patient according to his requirement.
Priyamvada: My hospital is hygienic as compared to the government hospital.
Satyanarayana: Even the place where we have organised a camp is hygienic. Hygiene is the first important element that needs to be taken care while providing health care service.
Priyamvada: But we often witness that government hospitals are not hygienic at all. Why is this so?
Satyanarayana: It is because of the fact we provide treatment at low cost or free of cost as compared to the private hospitals. Large number of people come and visits the government hospitals. Overcrowd and a bit of government’s negligence is the reason behind the unhygienic conditions. But why you provide the treatment at such a high cost even the service provided doesn’t cost that much in reality?
Priyamvada: It is because we provide the treatment immediately. The patients don’t have to wait or stand in a queue. The treatment is provided by the specialised doctors and nurses, all are trained in their specific field.
Satyanarayana: The doctors in the villages are also now trained as the government involvement to provide proper healthcare system has been improved considerably.
Priyamvada: We also have private laboratories to conduct urine, blood or stool test also facility of X-ray and ultrasound are available.
Satyanarayana: we send the liquids to test in the nearby government laboratories, where the cost to tests is usually low or free.
Priyamvada: Also, we have medical store which sells medicine on prescription.
Satyanarayana: The medical stores set up by the government sells the medicine at lower rate and sometimes free of cost as compared to private medical stores where the medicine cost is high and it becomes difficult for the poor people to avail to such services.
Priyamvada: We also provide our patients with health insurance.
Satyanarayana: The health insurance is now available to all the people in the public health care system. Government is introducing new health insurance schemes for those who could not afford proper health services.
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